Control System Specialist - DCS - Decatur, Alabama United States - 44233


Job #: 44233
Title: Control System Specialist - DCS
Job Location: Decatur, Alabama - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: 12% bonus, 401K match, outstanding benefits
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Client company is THE multi-billion dollar global leader in its area of the chemical industry (technology development, products, and sales volume).  In addition, the company has a serious focus on their employees (surveys show a high level of employee satisfaction with the company, the work environment, and career opportunities).


Summary / Objective:

•             Assure that DCS control systems logic and equipment are maintained in such a way as to promote safe and efficient unit operations.

•             Utilize process control techniques to enhance plant safety, improve operations, and increase profitability.

•             Provide technical knowledge and support to assist in identifying and resolving problems within the production facility.

•             Lead process control projects to improve plant performance.

•             Interact with vendors and suppliers to troubleshoot system issues, develop control strategies, obtain quotes, etc.

Typical Duties / Responsibilities:

•             Perform job duties with utmost regard for safety, health, environmental, and security responsibilities.

•             Provide primary support for DCS and/or Data Historians as assigned by management.

•             Review and assess system issues and make/coordinate necessary corrections or adjustments to configuration or logic.

•             Manage detailed engineering, project procurement, construction, and commissioning for approved projects.

•             Lead, manage, and deliver process control projects on time and within budget that meet scope requirements.

•             Develop and implement changes to process logic, control limits, set points, recipes, data collection/reporting, and other control parameters as requested by technical counsel or management.

•             Continuous improvement of control logic, data acquisition/reporting to increase process safety, efficiency, and utilization of resources.

•             Access and make recommendations about configurations, upgrades, and other process changes.

•             Update control logic and data acquisition/reporting to incorporate process equipment additions and modifications.

•             Confer with colleagues and contracts/system integrators involved in control and data acquisition related projects.

•             Perform system software backups and assure the ability to perform disaster recovery as it relates to control and data acquisition system failures.

•             Maintain process data acquisition and long-term data archives.

•             Perform regular review and testing of process safety interlocks.

•             Troubleshoot and/or assist with troubleshooting field instrumentation and other control system or data acquisition components.

•             Perform and/or assist with system acceptance testing, commissioning, and start-up.

•             Maintain security and accessibility of control systems

•             Perform periodic preventive maintenance tasks and reporting.

•             Maintain project documentation related to system architecture and database (sequence logic) changes.

•             Develop plant wide standards based on industry standards.

•             Follow plant wide standards for develop DCS logic and operator interfaces

•             Provide after-hours system support to a 24/7/365 production facility.

•             Track, control, and document changes to DCS control logic

•             Coach and mentor staff in the use of control system.

•             Prepare and present reports/presentations as requested by management.



•             Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Computer, or other related engineering field) OR bachelor’s degree in computer science or related non-engineering field OR associate degree in a technically related field.

•             3+ years of related experience in a DCS Control System Engineering environment OR for non-degreed individuals 5+ years of related work experience in Control Systems Engineering will be considered.

•             Experience with Yokogawa systems desired but definitely will consider other systems (Emerson, Honeywell, ABB, etc.).

High School/Secondary School


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